Facing the Future


I just tweeted less than 5 minutes ago on the topic of Rene Zellweger’s new found face. I figure that since most people on social media are so hyped up about her looks, I might as well join the bandwagon and comment on how ‘different’ Miss Zellweger has become. Apparently, she akin her new face to a healthier and happier lifestyle which is pretty ironic because from my highly judgmental point of view, she looks nowhere near to being healthy. Her hair is just way too limp and needs some major highlights (or a cut), her eyebrows are kinda bushy and don’t even get me started on those wrinkles around her eyes. It is pretty dubious to claim that no plastic surgery was involved, especially when the changes are so obvious even I, possibly the only person in New Zealand who have not watched Bridget Jones, noticed when she made headline news on tv.
Then again, maybe the ability to drastically change ones face is already a common trend except that now, we are dealing with a famous Hollywood star and Rene gets noticed. How many of you heard about the Chinese man who divorced his beautiful wife when the children she bore him were so hideous and looked nothing like both parents? Found out later that the Mrs had gone for a major plastic surgery and duped him into marriage. So if a lay-person can afford a major re-shuffling of the face that God gave them, why is Rene getting so much flack? Is it because she is a public persona and hence the public feels like she owes us an explanation for changing a part of her that we feel we have ownership?
We humans are such a strange lot aren’t we? We care but then again, we really don’t care. We allow freedom but then again, freedom comes with a price which value we set. We give but we also expect in return.
Honestly dogs are better. All they ever want is a pat on the head and food in their bowl. Could not care less about how her owner looks. Diva dog loves everyone and everything. C’mon Chloe!!


Let’s Be Friends

We human beings are an interesting lot aren’t we? As I write this post, I am sitting among a sea of people attending a conference that involves quite a percentage of people from all over New Zealand. All around me, majority of individuals are mingling with each other, some making small talk (not that I’m eves dropping) and some actually genuinely interested (well, at least they seem interested judging from their body language) in what each other have to say.

As the world evolves, we ourselves are evolving in that how we communicate with each other now is a reflection of how technology have enabled the forging of relationships especially where distance is concerned. These days, the availability of social platforms especially Facebook, makes meeting people and getting to know
one another much more convenient and easy. The psychology of communication dictates that once someone gets onto your ‘friend list’ on Facebook, it does not matter whether the person is a new acquaintance, someone you just met at a conference such as the one I’m in, this person automatically gets into your sphere of influence so that the next time you meet each other again, because you both are friends in the FB realm, you become friends in real time as well. In that regard, perhaps without social media, we would probably have less friends. We are now more social, more available and more important (so to speak).

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.~ George Bernard Shaw

Then again, you have people like me who detest small talk, limit friends on FB and rather sit and blog…a total introvert who prefers the company of her black ‘diva’ dog.